Goodbye 2020 is what we should be saying, its the busiest shopping Season in December and although we have only attended a few Social Distancing events what this pandemic has also uncovered is the sense of community. The fact is we are all in this together, especially our local communities who rely on the small business, the market trader, the crafters, the small independent traders, small business owners have been hit hard.
The measures and government regulations have added so many procedures to keep everyone safe this has forced some small business to close its doors. We have had to find other means from all our wonderful events, to say we are resilient is an understatement.
We simply invent and change the way we work despite uncertainty, because its what drives us, and loyal customers, family, and friends supporting us through incredible difficult times, makers, producers, made by small batch brands, smaller businesses have the means to source locally and ethically because of smaller quantities.
The intimacy we have with our customers goes above and beyond, as we feel we provide a bespoke and personal service and of course being small means you can set your own rules….
So next time you are out and about notice the independent book store, the small grocer, the Christmas market and exhibitors selling hand made goods, the virtual online events as traders cant attend the events this year, please drop in even for a chat, its what we do!
And as we approach a New Year with optimism, a new beginning of challenges we can honestly say this year has taught us that we can go ahead with plan B, staying focussed giving ourselves self care when needed, including more bubble baths, using our candles to burn rather than using them as a decoration.
To preserve a ritual during unprecedented times, even if its just having a coffee or doing some yoga is the greatest form of self- care that we can practice if we can get through this year with optimism anyone can- and together we can change the world.
Bring on 2021